Medical &Health

Banks can minimize manpower in operations due to pandemic surge

The Bangladesh Bank has issued a

circular allowing the banks to continue their operations minimizing

manpower through making internal adjustment due to the rise in

infection rate of COVID-19.

The central bank in a circular issued yesterday also directed the

banks to follow the health guidelines strictly during their operations

and thus ensuring clients’ services.

The circular has been issued following the recent 18-point directive

by the government to rein in the infection rate of the deadly virus.

Talking to BSS, executive director and spokesperson of the

Bangladesh Bank M Sirazul Islam said that the issue of minimizing

manpower has been rest upon the concerned banks.

The central bank circular also directed the banks to hold meetings,

seminars, workshops and training through digital platforms, strictly

following the health guidelines by the bank staffs and clients during

their entry and stay at banks.

The circular also suggested discouraging all kinds of mass

gatherings, ensuring 14-day quarantine of the returnee officials of

banks from abroad and thus ensuring quarantine of the COVID-19

infected officials and also to those who have come in contact of them.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)